... I got a social interest in paying the moral debt Germany got since 1945 to the human community of the world.
I think you aren't bound to that debt, nor am I bound to those many war crimes committed by italians in the past 150 years - many of them are completely unknown to the masses, but still they are there.
Our moral duty is not about the past, because we can't change anything about the past, and simply we're to young and we weren't there. Our moral debt is about the present and the future, we must change our present to prevent such things to happen again, and create a better future for everybody.
thanks for this. Feeling very European today
The Problem is that Germany did more then do some imperialstic Warcrimes somewhere in Africa (which really everyone did in Europe, British, Dutch, French, Italian, German, Russian, etc.). But I also prefer some more future orientated political thinking.
For "Uomini contro", which is shown sometimes in German TV as "Batallion der Verlorenen" also "The Batallion of the Lost" (nothing to do with the U.S. "Lost Batallion".... ) Is an excellent Anti-War movie and shows the Horrors of the Great War (especially in the rocky mountainous region where the Alpine Front was - know this area very well from Hollidays.....)and also (and this is no Matter of Italy alone), how unable the Staff Officers where to handle the new battle Situation.
Those excellent scene where the Arditi with their body Armor leave the Trench after the Inspection of the General only to be machingunned down. The race between armor and shell is allways won by the shell......
Unfortunately the movie is only available in Italian on DVD if at leat in english it would stand here on my DVD-Shelf.
And also I think I saw "Lion of the Desert" a long time ago also in German TV (remember the final hanging scene when some boy snatches the Glasses of the Rebell Leader?? Also impressive but can´t really recall the feeling (maybe I was too young then and shouldn´t have looked such movies..... ).
For U.S. Movies. Every Movie in his time. There is a time to enjoy a semi-propaganda movie but also the time to see a serious antiwar movie.
For real historical accuracy Hollywood should hire the forum people here arround as advisors. The effect would be spectacular